300 Level Courses
**ALL 300 LEVEL COURSES REQUIRE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE SOPHOMORE SEQUENCE AS A PREREQUISITE
300 Global Enterprise
This course covers the fundamental concepts, issues, and structure of 21st century global business. It explores the historical, cultural, economic, and political underpinnings of the basic themes of, and critical actors operating within international business today. The student learns about the nature of and relationships between the major components (or systems) that make up the international business system as a whole.
303 Leadership and Followership
Throughout this course, students will explore, experience, and apply the interrelated elements of leadership and followership, keeping in mind both local and global contexts. Course content will take a multidisciplinary perspective. It will include historical and contemporary readings from leading experts and practitioners, study and discussion of relevant leadership "current events," and insights shared by visiting practicing leaders. Particular attention will be focused on the dynamics of strategic environmental scanning, innovation, creativity and the self-awareness and communication skills necessary to successful leadership and followership in the 21st century.
308 International Organizational Behavior: 2 credits
Global managers must have the ability to integrate people from varied cultural backgrounds in pursuit of organizational goals. People from diverse cultural backgrounds vary in terms of their organizational behavior. This course will address topics such as motivation, leadership, and group dynamics in the intercultural workplace. Students will analyze their own attitudes and abilities in relation to managing people in the global context.
311 Human Resources
This introductory course offers a comprehensive overview of the human resource management function. Students will gain knowledge in current human resource trends that impact information systems, employee/employer expectations, and global human resource requirements. This course is specifically designed to provide the student with the foundational skills needed to understand today's HR situations and compliance issues within an organization. Teaching methods include a mix of lectures, case discussions, and interactive exercises.
318 International Human Resource Management: 2 credits
Global enterprises require the ability to integrate talented people from around the planet. Activities such as planning and forecasting the need for employees, recruitment, selection, compensation, training, and performance management are heavily impacted by the social and legal frameworks in which they take place. This course provides an understanding of the unique issues pertinent to managing human resources in a global context.
An introduction to the activities, sets of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large. This course will focus on global implications and strategies resulting from the examination of the marketing environment, marketing practices, and ethical issues in the marketing field.
322 Product and Brand Management
An introduction to the functions, activities, and ethical considerations of brand and product management and marketing. Topics include corporate identity and image, brand image, charismatic brands, product and brand differentiation, the brand management process, and the inception-to-death product management process. Prerequisite: GLBL 321
323 Consumer Behavior
This course examines the process of consumer decision making in the context of the psychological, social, and ethical environments with special regards to motivation, personality, lifestyle, attitudes, and cultural & social influences. This course emphasizes the use of research and theory in developing marketing strategies. Prerequisite: GLBL 321
This course covers current topics in business. The topics for the course will be announced each semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: announced with course listing.
"Innovate or die" is now a common phrase used to describe the imperative that businesses must constantly innovate or risk disappearing. Similarly, it is widely recognized that the future health of the U.S. economy is dependent on innovation. In order for organizations to be innovative, they need creative and innovative individuals and teams, and they must interact in a larger regional, national, or societal environment of innovation. This course examines innovation at three levels: the individual/team, the organization, and the geographic/societal/economic.
337 Doing Business in Asia
This course will focus on South and East Asia. Students will learn about the cultural milieu in a variety of Asian countries, and the impact of that milieu on business practice. We will study the strategic environment of doing business in Asia, learn about major Asian businesses, and immerse ourselves in Asian business practices.
338 Doing Business in Latin America
This course will focus on Latin American. Students will learn about the cultural milieu in a variety of Latin American countries, and the impact of that milieu on business practice. We will study the strategic environment of doing business in Latin America, learn about major Latin American businesses, and immerse ourselves in Latin American business practices.
339 Doing Business in Europe
This course will focus Europe. Students will learn about the cultural milieu in a variety of European countries, and the impact of that milieu on business practice. We will study the strategic environment of doing business in Europe, learn about major European businesses, and immerse ourselves in European business practices.
The course will provide fundamentals of operation functions both in manufacturing and service industries. The course focuses on interesting hot button theories and issues like operation strategy, product design and process selection, total quality control (TQM), just in time (JIT)/lean systems, supply chain, supply chain management and green supply chain, six sigma, forecasting, techniques, layout design, planning, inventory controls and much more. Part of the course will be taught as an applied operations management course examining how theories play out in reality in actual companies in the local region.
361 Law and Business
This course provides an overview of the legal environment of business with attention to the needs of organizational leaders. The focus will be on the student acquiring a foundational literacy in business law, understanding the role of law in effective management and the development of analytical and critical thinking skills through the study of law. The course will address contracts, sales, the court system, the common law, sources of law, debtor/creditor law, business organizations, and agency law as well as some international law.
362 Negotiation (2 credits)
We negotiate on matters great and small. The course provides an introduction to the processes, sub-processes and strategies of negotiation, different contexts that effect negotiation and the influences of individual and cultural diversity.
368 International Business Law and Its Environment (2 credits)
This course provides an introduction to the private and public law affecting international business transactions. Private law will include international sales, trade finance and letters of credit, distribution agreements, agreements with foreign sales representatives, licensing agreements and other governing law. Public law will include conventions, treaties, custom and tariff laws and regional trade agreements that create the legal framework in which international business takes place. Prerequisite GLBL 361
381 Advanced Global Strategy
This course is the Global Business Leadership capstone course. Theories of strategic planning and implementation in organizations will be the framework for integrating knowledge of the functional areas of management, principles of organizational behavior, and general management theory. Students develop analytical and problem-solving skills through application of theoretical knowledge to case studies involving actual organizations. An understanding of the global economic, social and legal environments is developed through reading and analysis of organizations operating throughout the world. Prerequisite: Eighth semester Senior GLBL major and GLBL 301.
382 Sustainable Business
Environmental issues are a fundamental component of the for-profit and non-profit enterprise landscape. A large number of organizations now measure and compare success by implementing robust environmental stewardship, engaging stakeholders in sustainability initiatives and by making these efforts both measurable and visible.
This course will familiarize students with what sustainability is, why it's important, how enterprises can measure it, what enterprises are succeeding and failing at, and how the focus on sustainable enterprises will affect developed and developing countries.
394 Experiential Learning (1-4 credits - may be repeated for up to four credits)
It is essential that global business leadership students receive practice in applying the theories learned in their global business leadership courses to actual organizational settings. This can be done in a variety of ways, including participation in SIFE, SAM, Mayo Innovation Scholars program, or leadership positions in on-campus activities. This course will require students seeking such forms of experiential learning to reflect on the connections between their experiences and the theories they have mastered.
397 Internship (1-8 credits)
This is a practical off-campus experience with a solid academic component. Previous course work in global business leadership is necessary. Information is available on the global business leadership department's website.